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Pheasant Branch Conservancy

The Pheasant Branch Conservancy has something for every outdoor enthusiast, from hikers, runners, bikers and bird-watchers. The Conservancy is 550 acre areas of prairie and woodlands in the heart of Middleton, WI. There are multiple access points, including two parking… Continue Reading →

Indian Lake Park

At close to 500 acres, Indian Lake Park is a great go-to spot any time of the year. The park is an easy 15-20 minute drive from nearly anywhere in Madison. It features 6 hiking/cross-country ski trails, a small lake,… Continue Reading →

Governor’s Island

Tucked away behind the Mendota Mental Health Institute is a small island with some of the nicest views of Madison. Governor’s Island is a small park, now connected to the mainland by a cinder road (aptly called Cinder Lane). The… Continue Reading →

Olbrich Gardens and Bolz Conservatory

To many, Olbrich Gardens is a place to visit in the warm months for the blooms, rolling lawns, fountains and the Thai Pavilion. But in Winter the Bolz Conservatory is a small slice of tropical heaven. For a mere $2,… Continue Reading →

World Naked Bike Ride

Naked people. On bikes. Because? Madison. http://wnbrmadison.org/ Please follow and like us:

UW-SWAP

The University of Wisconsin’s Surplus With A Purpose shop is a treasure trove of used bits and bobs from the University. There is always plenty of useful stuff – office furniture, computer monitors, sporting equipment, washing machines and more. There… Continue Reading →

Sector67

Madison’s maker-space is located on quiet block of Winnebago Street next to the Madison Circus Space. Sector67 is dedicated to offering people interested in making things with their own hands a wide variety of tools. For $100 a month, members… Continue Reading →

Madison Science Museum

Madison’s newest museum is located on the 6th floor of the downtown MATC building. Founded by Professor Dave Nelson of the UW-Madison, the museum aims to make science interesting and accessible to all. A self-described pack-rat, much of the collection… Continue Reading →

Madison Walking Tours

Ya live in a place, but do you actually ever really LOOK at it? The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation provides a great way to slow down and observe the buildings of Madison. The hour-long tours take visitors around Mansion… Continue Reading →

Full Moon Paddle

Keep an eye out for full moon paddles on Lake Monona. Running through the summer to late fall, rent a canoe or kayak and paddle around the peaceful lake while the moon rises and bats flap overhead. Snacks and sometimes… Continue Reading →

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